Parade of Nations
Celebrating the International day at VWCS
Last Friday, students from VWCS school participated in a colorful and educational activity “Parade of Nations.” Our mission is to create a multi-cultural community of learners committed to Christian discipleship, academic excellence, and world transformation.
The Parade of Nations taught us an unforgettable message of unity “One God for all Nations.” Instilling in each student a Biblical world-view in an environment of fun, laughter, academic excellence and respect for people of all cultures.
Over the last few years, VWCS students have been provided with various opportunities to serve others all over the world; some of our kids have already gone on mission trips! Our kids have supported missions and they have served as advocacies for causes such as: education, homelessness, hunger prevention in Mexico, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.
Our goal for our students is two-fold: to minister to those in need and to help the students grow as loving individuals who care for their neighbors.
Because our school is so diverse, every student is exposed to cultures which are different from their own. This diversity often creates a wonderful learning opportunity for both resilience and an incredible global perspective. Many studies indicate that students exposed to multiculturalism, early in education, can relate to anyone, regardless of differences in race, ethnicity, religion, or nationality. They generally credit their cross culture educational background with positively influencing their adult lives.
This positive influence will change the way our students view other places and cultures. When different aspects of cultures appear in front of them, they might tend to have a more open mind and could easily situate themself in that culture if needed. When looking at cultures, our students tend to look at them with a wider perspective because they base what they see on the many different cultures they have already experienced by having friends in their classroom from a variety of cultures.
Due our cultural mosaic, America has been considered a “melting pot” or a “Salad Bowl.” But for us it’s a Missionary Field, therefore we aim to equip our children to make their neighborhood their Mission Field and our classroom’s diversity makes this goal experiential and real!